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a bacterial species found in the feces of humans and other animals and in sewage, soil, and water; it is occasionally found in urine and pus and in other pathologic materials from animals; it is the type species of the genus Enterobacter. A serious cause of nosocomial infection.
[en′tirōbak′tər klō·ā′kē, klō·ā′sē]
Etymology: Gk, enteron + bakterion, small staff; L, cloaca, sewer
a common species of gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae found in human and animal feces, dairy products, sewage, soil, and water. E. cloacae and E. aerogenes are important nosocomial pathogens responsible for a number of infections such as bacteremia, lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and septic arthritis. Also called Aerobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter aerogenes.
En·ter·o·bac·ter clo·a·cae(entĕr-ō-baktĕr klō-āsē, entĕr-ō-bak-tĕr klō-āsē)
Bacterial species found in the feces of humans and other animals and in sewage, soil, and water; occasionally found in urine and pus and in other pathologic materials; serious cause of nosocomial infection.
a genus of straight gram-negative rods, lactose-fermenting bacteria of the tribe Klebsielleae of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Found chiefly in the environment in water and soil but are common invaders of tissues in contaminated wounds of animals and in opportunistic infections such as cystitis and pyelonephritis in cattle. E. aerogenes (syn. Klebsiella mobilis) is occasionally a cause of bovine mastitis, uterine infections in mares and the mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome in sows.
occasionally isolated from dogs and cats with septicemia.